New Plays from Orange County Playwrights Alliance in Santa Ana

OCPA presents…

December 1, 2012
SATURDAY, 3:30pm
The Empire Theatre
202 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701    

714.902.5716 for reservations
$5 suggested donation

The Orange County Playwrights Alliance wraps up a great 2012 withstaged readings of four new one-acts at the Empire Theatre - the home of Theatre Out - on Saturday, December 1Speaking of one-acts, three of the playwrights on the bill (Andrea Sloan Pink, Erica Bennett, John Richardson) have written works that will be published in The Best American Short Plays, 2011-2012 (Applause Theatre Books). This is the second year in a row in which works from OCPA playwrights appear in this anthology.

The Playbill

The Golden Age by Andrea Sloan Pink - It’s Saturday night and there’s a party of young filmmakers in the Hollywood Hills. Five friends find their friendships tested when the unexpected occurs. Directed by Jenni Dillon. Featuring Priscilla Amezola, Adam Ferry, Joe Hernandez, Jill Cary Martin,Steven Sullivan and Sam Tanng.

A Waffle Doesn’t Cure Insomnia by Erica Bennett - In the Splendid Dance Hall ladies restroom in the winter of 1984, an irreverent junkie and a proud disco queen vow to keep living no matter how close mortality approaches. Directed by Erica Bennett. Featuring Jeffrey Kievet and Jennifer Pearce. Selected for publication in The Best American Short Plays, 2011-2012.

Democracy Marches On by John Richardson - “It’s a beautiful day for a war!” exclaims an observer in this one-act triptych set in “the Balkans of the mind”, in which three war correspondents, three commoners and three commanders see the same battle from different comic views. Directed by Tamiko Washington.

Breaking Up Is… by John Lane - After two years, Jennifer and Gary are splitting up. It was great while it lasted. Well, pretty good. Actually, some of it was just okay. Or maybe the whole thing was a mistake. It all depends on whether they regard their relationship as a glass half-empty or half-full. Directed by Terry Winkler.

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